Bicyclists as perceived by a bicyclist driving a car
Clutching that wheel in fear?
Does this ever happen to you? Do you, as dedicated transportation cyclist, find yourself driving a car and feeling desperately frightened that you will kill or otherwise maim one of your own? I do not ask this question in jest. I really do worry about hitting a cyclist. I don't worry that much about getting hit by a car myself. I'm a cautious kind of cyclist who tends to follow the rules of the road and assume that drivers simply do not see me. And that last part is where I fall down as an anxious driver. I fear that I'm not going to see a cyclist, and I'm really, really looking. Hmmmm. . . . . I find this the most disconcerting when I'm behind the wheel and I have to cross the bike lane in order to enter the right turn lane. Is it just me or does anyone else experience this concern?